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Church of St Matthew, Worthington

Description: Church of St Matthew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 November 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 187856

OS Grid Reference: SK4065220679
OS Grid Coordinates: 440652, 320679
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7822, -1.3987

Location: Church Street, Worthington, Leicestershire LE65 1RL

Locality: Worthington
Local Authority: North West Leicestershire District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE65 1RL

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There is also a scheduled monument, Lock Up Known As the Round House, at the Junction of Church Street and St Matthew's Avenue, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


2/89 Church of St. Matthew


Multi-period parish church, dating back to c12, but largely of c13. Sandstone
rubble throughout, though quality of coursing varies between east and west ends,
single-celled, no aisles, integral nave & chancel. At west end, a tile-hung
bell turret. South doorway a plain round-headed arch with voussoirs, within brick
porch with crow-stepped gable. Various window types from different periods of
build. Earliest is in north wall, a single-splayed round-headed opening, flush to
external wall face. Several other single-splayed windows are lancets, some with
slightly trefoiled heads. Other windows are of Y tracery, with hood moulds
externally. Chancel has string course and a south door with double chamfered
arch, and a blocked low-side window. East window of single tracery. End built
up to gable with brick. Interior has c19 roof and fittings, through pulpit &
panelling behind altar may be c18. Plain wood screen separates chancel. Font,
c15, octagonal, & decorated with tracery and shields.

Listing NGR: SK4065220679

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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